ASO just announced there would be an opportunity for kids on the spectrum to have their own Santa Visit at the Lloyd Center, on Dec. 5th from 8AM to 10AM.
The idea is that the kids will have the mall pretty much to themselves, and provide lower lighting and a calmer environment for those who are a bit sensitive or easily overwhelmed. Each family that attends will receive a free photo with the Big Guy himself.
Isaac visited a mall Santa once, when a little guy. But that was about it. My kids usually look on at Mall Santa Lands with wonder but I can never get them to join the Que to participate. Not that I blame them. I have a whole series of pics of me on Santa's lap looking a bit underwhelmed, wondering where my F%*#@g candy cane is. But we will go. If you too want to give it a go, contact Heather Munro at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I stopped believing in Santa on my 8th Christmas, when I caught my dad putting together a dollhouse in the middle of the night, and he came clean rather then go into a production about being Santa's Helper. This is Isaac's 8th Christmas. I wonder, how will he take it? "You mean you've been lying all of these years?".